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SHIFTing views on sex for the over 45s

A new European funded project is underway in Kent to tackle the rising number of sexually transmitted infections among people in their forties by encouraging people to discuss the issue. Studies reveal major changes in sexual behaviour over the last century, including increasing numbers of sexually active older people. The…

No Smoking Day – Time to Seek Out Quit Support

Kent residents who smoke are being reminded of the support services that can help them quit this No Smoking Day, including free NHS Health MOTs in Thanet today (13 March). Approximately 16.3% of Kent residents are smokers and while the number of smokers has fallen over recent years, many people…

Alert issued as Storm Gareth blows in

A ‘yellow’ wind warning has been issued by the MET Office,. This warns of a medium likelihood of low impacts and is in place from noon today (Tuesday) through to 3pm tomorrow (Wednesday). The strong west to north-westerly winds could bring possible transport disruption. What to expect: Probably some bus…

March into Spring with a Free Health MOT

NHS One You teams are busy this March with a series of special events across Kent, providing free on-the-spot Health Checks and health ‘MOTs’ in local venues including high streets and shopping centres. Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust’s One You advisors are teaming up with Wellbeing People this month…

The different types of roadworks and how to find them online

There are two types of roadworks that can happen on Kent’s roads – planned and emergency. Emergency works will usually see utility companies or KCC Highways itself start work immediately and retroactively notify KCC. This could be, for instance, a burst water main, a gas leak or a void in…

National secondary school offer day

More than 95% of children will receive an offer from one of their four preferences after more families than ever before applied for a secondary school place in Kent. A total of 21,473 applications were received, up 3.58% on last year’s cohort, while the number of Kent applicants rose from…

Kent secures £1.3m to tackle gangs and youth violence

Kent has secured £1.3m from the Government’s Supporting Families Against Youth Crime Fund to help prevent young people becoming involved in gangs and youth violence. The award will enable a partnership of Kent County Council (KCC), Medway Council, Kent Police, Met Police and the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner to…

Make the right choice and don’t take speed to the limit

Speed limits are not a target to reach and throughout March, Kent County Council is reminding motorists to slow down to make our roads safer. Research shows that three in five deaths happen on rural roads, that is main routes outside of town centres with a speed limit of 50mph…

KCC rises to latest budget challenge

KCC Leader Paul Carter has paid tribute to the council’s staff who had helped produce the budget for the coming financial year, despite huge further cutbacks in monies from central government. After producing savings of £640 million over the past eight years, the council has risen to the challenge of…

Blue badge cheat faces £750 bill after Counter Fraud Team prosecution

Kent County Council’s Counter Fraud Team has secured its first prosecution as it cracks down on blue badge misuse in the county. Laura Halford, of Watling Street, Dartford, appeared before magistrates where she admitted fraudulently using her grandmother’s blue badge to park in disabled parking spaces. The 31-year-old was handed…